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Beloved Community Dinners

Nothing quite brings people together like breaking bread and sharing a meal in the spirit of friendship and goodwill. That is why residents of DeKalb and members of the NIU community get together every month for the Beloved Community Dinners since its founding in March 2015.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s concept of the Beloved Community was “a global vision, in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood.” These monthly dinners create a safe environment in which attendees can discuss difficult topics such as police relations with the minority community with NIU police and community members sitting side-by-side looking for solutions.

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